You might not know it but today is the “Day Without Immigrants.” Today immigrants legal or illegal are encouraged not to go to work, not to open their businesses, not to buy anything online or in stores, not to eat out, not to go to school, not to let their kids go to school. It is tagged as a day of unity, a show of force, to drive home the message that without immigrants legal or illegal this country “will stand still.” So spread the word and STAY HOME!
Of course one little drawback is that if you don’t go to work and your employer knows what today is they will likely identify you as an illegal immigrant which could cause problems for you but don’t let a little thing like that stop you 🙂
We’ll be on the lookout today for the many landscapers and plumbers in our neighborhood and should we find any working we will interview them and ask them if they know what day it is and why they chose to go to work instead. We’ll keep you undated with these interviews here…..that is if we can actually find some illegals working today :O
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UPDATES AND INTERVIEWS ————
We caught two landscapers right off the bat this morning!
This is Jose. He is a landscaper. He says he has a green card which may or may not be true because he would not show it to us. When asked why he didn’t stay home today and not work he told us it is because he has to support his family. When we asked him if he knew that today is a “Day Without Immigrants” he said he had no idea it was. When we told him he was not supposed to work or shop today he just laughed at us and said we are “Loco.” VIVA LA LOCO!!
This is Enrique. He is from Hermosillo. He would not tell us if he was here legally or illegally but he did ask us if we were the Border Patrol. We told him we were not and asked him is he knew what day was today. He said he did not. We told him about the “Day Without Immigrants” and asked him why he was working today. He too said he has to support his family and cannot miss a day of work. He asked us who came up with this idea and we told him. He said he’d participate in the stay at home day IF the people who organized the movement pay his bills for today! This guy was comical and great! VIVA LA ENRIQUE!!!